Pick up will be at our Burnaby location only.

Nucs will be available beginning first week of April 2020. Weather permitting.

All Nucs are Pre-paid in Full .

No Cancellations - No Refunds.

Refundable Deposit on Wooden Nuc Box - $ 30.00 extra.

Bees are considered livestock , therefore , bees are not taxable.




Honeybee Package Details

These honeybee packages are from New Zealand, with a Carniolin queen. Each package contains 1kg of bees. Please review all details below and the Terms & Conditions at checkout prior to processing payment. All packages purchased include a $30 non-refundable deposit. Packages are only available for pick-up, not for shipping; please see ‘Pick-Up Dates‘ below.

We have been supplying packages from Arataki: predictably gentle, productive and easy-to-manage bees. It is unlikely you will find a gentler bunch of bees to start your beekeeping journey with!

Carniolan queens tend to produce colonies that are better suited to colder, wetter climates and shorter seasons.

These packages might come in a tube or a mesh container

When installing these packages, you just remove the top and can pour the bees quite neatly into your equipment. We provide further installation instructions to customers prior to package pick-up.

Please note that our expected costs can change closer to the delivery dates, and as such prices are subject to change. If you have already reserved with us and we reduce our price you will receive a refund or credit for the difference. If we increase our price you keep the lower price.

Note to New Beekeepers:





initial feeding


Pick-Up Dates

If you reserve packages with us, we will remind you well in advance to place larger orders to pick-up with your bees.

Unfortunately, we do not offer shipping service for packaged bees due to health risks to the bees. However, we will be offering shipping services for nucleus colonies this summer. Please view our nuc colony page for details, or if it is not yet updated on the website please feel free to contact us directly: 236 888 1484 sales@bcbeesupply.ca.


Please note that each package reservation payment includes a $30 non-refundable deposit. If at any time you need to cancel your order at least 7 days prior to the pick-up dates, we will issue a full refund minus the $30 non-refundable deposit amount per package. For full details, please review our “PACKAGED BEES & NUCS Terms & Conditions” section in our terms and condition at checkout.

We take full payment at reservation for all packages. This allows for us to better serve you on honeybee package pick-up days, as there are substantially fewer transactions to be completed. We will have many customers picking-up packages, so we have found this essential in quick and organized service to all customers, while allowing us to take more time with questions as well.

Contact us if you would like a volume discount on purchases over 25 hives.

Terms & Conditions.

When proceeding to checkout and filling the ‘Billing/Shipping & Payment Details’ page, you will be required to check off “I have read and agree to the website terms and conditions”. You can click on “terms and conditions” to review all details; please thoroughly review the “PACKAGED BEES & NUCS Terms & Conditions” section which is most relevant to your order. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions upon review.


Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Please also feel free to contact us if you would like to pay via credit card over the phone, or would like to arrange for payment via another method.

236 888 1484 // sales@bcbeesupply.ca

Shipping of live honeybees is not advised. However, for some customers, we will offer to ship via Canada Post.

The cost and risk is entirely on the purchaser.


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